Biography

Over the past twenty years Brian H. Maskell’s consulting practice has taken him to many manufacturing and distribution companies, large and small, in many different geographies including the United States, the UK, and Europe.

Maskell frequently works with company executive teams to help create truly Lean enterprises. He has assisted these companies in Lean transformation, Lean accounting, Lean healthcare and Lean business management. His vast experience has enabled him to shed new light on many different areas of Lean including performance measurement, problem solving and decision-making, value pricing, logistics and supply chain.

A sought-after speaker, Brian Maskell is the author of eight best-selling books including Practical Lean Accounting (2003,2011), The Lean Business Management System (2007), Making the Numbers Count (1996, 2009), and Performance Measurement for World Class Manufacturing (1991). He is also featured in the video presentation Lean Accounting (2004) from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. Mr. Maskell conducts seminars and workshops around the world on such subjects as Lean Accounting, Lean Business Management, Performance Measurement for World Class Manufacturing, Value Stream Cost/Profit Management, Target Costing, and Value Pricing.

Mr. Maskell has an engineering degree from the University of Sussex, England. He is certified with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) in London, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) and is a Fellow of the American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS). He is the author of numerous articles and papers and regularly presents papers at national and international conferences, and teaches occasionally at Wharton Business School.

Brian H. Maskell is a Lean Management leader at The Leadership Network, a leadership and management training provider.

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  • Leah Lorenze
    Platform Controller, Electric Clutch Brake Group at Altra Industrial Motion

    Brian has provided an expertly structured approach to creating and reporting on the value stream organization. He has helped us understand and overcome many of our own barriers to lean improvement. I highly recommend his services to organizations wanting to support and expand their lean initiatives with reporting of quality, fact-based data.

  • Chris Lanham
    Vice President of Product Engineering, Watlow

    If you are interested in understanding how your organization can fully realize the benefit that lean promises, or you simply want to improve the effectiveness of your continuous improvement efforts, you need to look no further than Brian Maskell. From our earliest work with Brian on eliminating wasteful traditional accounting methods, to our more recent efforts in understanding economic decision making in new product development and portfolio management, Brian has been an invaluable partner in helping us find our way to the next breakthrough in business performance. Ever true to the lean principles, but equally pragmatic in their application, Brian’s knowledge, creativity, quick wit and accessible style make even the dullest discussions of transactional waste elimination a thing to look forward to. I have worked with a wide variety of lean consultants and practitioners over the years, but I have yet to encounter anyone more knowledgeable in Value Stream Management than Brian Maskell. I simply can’t recommend him highly enough.

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